As with anything Google creates, their commercials tend to hit you right in the feelings. They've had "Dear Sophie," where parents chronicle their child's life through Google videos, documents, and calendars; "Dog," where a family finds a stray dog and adopts him; "Parisian Love," where two people fall in love in Paris; "Google Chrome: Jess Time," which tells the story of a father/daughter who recently lost their wife/mother; and "Brother and Sister," which follows a sibling rivalry-turned-friendship. So it's hardly surprising that they're latest commercial focuses on how wonderful moms are, just in time for Mother's Day.
What do you think? And don't forget: tomorrow is Mother's Day, so do something nice for the wonderful women in your life!
This week, we're talking about how Spock meets Spock (part deux), John Krasinski is the next Katy Perry, and we buy boxes of tissues in order to prepare for "The Office" series finale.
Star Trek early release
"Star Trek Into Darkness" was originally supposed to be released Friday, May 17. But trekkies are getting so antsy that the movie release has been moved up one day. According to Paramount, the Wednesday evening IMAX showings are already sold out, so movie execs wanted to give fans a chance to see the film even if they weren’t able to nab tickets. Plus, with movies like "Iron Man 3" and "The Great Gatsby" opening early overseas, they figured: why not? Personally, I’m pretty excited to see the film. I still love that they found a way to write Leonard Nimoy (original Spock) into the first movie to appear alongside Zachary Quinto (new Spock), even if it was a little hokey. But others seem to dig it, too, as evidenced by the latest Audi commercial (above)!
Yesterday we took at look at some of the best moms from TV shows. Today we so the same for movie moms. Here they are, again in no particular order.
Kate McCallister - Home Alone
Okay, so she left Kevin alone not once, but twice. Simple mistake, right? One anybody would make. Okay, maybe not, but she tries to make it up, even traveling with a van of complete strangers in the first movie. She makes it home for Christmas and we get that heartfelt reunion. Presumably she doesn't misplace Kevin during the rest of the year.
Lily Potter - Harry Potter
The one mom we only ever see a few times — though as a ghost-type figure or in flashbacks — might well be the best mom on this list, because she dies to protect her one-year-old child from being killed. That act of love saves her son and pretty much enables the entire plot of the Harry Potter series.
We all think our moms is the greatest mom in the world, but what about in the land of fiction? There have been plenty of great examples of moms in both TV shows and movies. Today we examine five of the greatest TV moms. Here they are, in no particular order.
Lucy Ricardo - I Love Lucy
This may seem like a strange one, given all the antics Lucy and co. get up to in the course of the show. However, Lucy clearly loves Little Ricky, he's well-provided for, and he's not affected by what the adults do elsewhere. Besides, every kid needs to have a facepalm moment of when their parent does something silly. It just turns out Little Ricky has more than most kids.
Mothers Day is now less than a week away, and many of us (yes us, I'm including myself), are still trying to figure out what gift to get for mom on her special day. There is no perfect answer, because everyone is different, but here are some ideas that may help you figure out what you want to get:
Flowers - Getting your mom some flowers is a must. Most moms love flowers, but if all you are planning on getting is flowers, you may want to keep thinking. Flowers are good; flowers plus something else is great.
Candy - There are tons of options for the mom with a sweet tooth. Things like chocolate or gummy bears are always welcome, but if you want to step-up your game try sending her a candy-gram. That would help make a simple gift like candy become awesome.
Jewelry - I know my mom is a sucker for jewelry, as many are. There are so many different options, but if you find the perfect one for your mom she will be bragging about it all year.